2015: Urhobo Must Work For Credible Aspirants— Idonor
A chieftain of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Comrade Daniel Idonor, has urged the Urhobo nation to take advantage of its size as the single largest ethnic nationality in Delta State to present and work for credible politicians for all future elections in the state.
In an interactive session with newsmen in his country home in Ughelli, Idonor who has been in the office of the Nigerian president for about 10 years, as a journalist, declared that the Urhobo people can not afford to be in the opposition for another political dispensation.
The one time President of the Student Union Government (SUG), Unijos, while expressing confidence that “Urhobo shall surely rise again, despite its current political misfortunes at the federal level”, insisted that only credible and formidable politicians with the necessary prerequisites to garner the support and goodwill of stakeholders that would emerge as aspirants in all future elections in the state.
Idonor who has been the Chairman of the State House Press Corps, Presidential Villa, Abuja, for Five years until last year, alerted the Urhobo nation that the time has come for Urhobo to work with other ethnic groups in the state in order to improve its political fortune.
The journalist cum politician said “the person that Delta state needs in 2015 must be a detribalized Deltan who strongly believes and resolves to give all parts and zones of the state equal and quality development; and a principled democrat who is committed to the free will of the people to choose their leaders at all levels without undue influence or imposition which most of the time is perpetuated under the guise of zoning.
According to Idonor who is also the National Coordinator of the Dickens Sanomi Foundation, “Deltans also need a diligent person who believes in the dignity of labour and who has excelled in his chosen career and is willing to bring Delta and Deltans back again to the old values of hard work, honesty, respect and hospitality which our people were known for”.
“Our people requires a civilised personality whose contacts and experience cut across all sections and sectors of the society; a less controversial person who has not been negatively exposed to political power and authority within and without the state; and a fine and humble gentleman who is meek but firm in decision making and implementation”, he said.
Idonor said Delta also need “A resourceful and successful person who will be able to access the needed resources to execute his or her political ambition and aspiration during elections”